21 Day Fix Red Container – Proteins!
Size equivalent to 3/4c.
The 21 Day Fix meal plan is 30% protein. For some, this is the easiest quota to meet, others not so much especially vegetarian/vegans.
For us carnivores – Meat! Autumn’s preferred meat believe it or not when she is training is lean red meat. I am going to try her balsamic steak salad recipe that I just discovered last night in the Extreme plan. Poultry and pork tenderloin are my other preferred meats. Turkey bacon (I recommend Oscar Meyer) for breakfast with the other easy one eggs!
Eggs – How I love thee, let me count the ways. Scrambled, over easy, hard boiled, quiche, frittata, breakfast burrito, egg salad, on salads, with feta cheese, and the list goes on.
Vegetarians – the ultimate versatile veggie burger. I eat these a lot when I want a change from lunch salads. Morning Star makes some wonderful, high protein, tasty burgers. I also recommend Boca products.
Fish – I could eat salmon three times a week. Tilapia is super fast and versatile. Tuna fish, I still use a very small amount of mayonnaise to bind. I tried avocado (blue container) and found it ruined two things I enjoy eating.
Yogurt – unsweetened, plain Greek is what you should be eating. There are so many incredible varieties of flavors, the yogurt sectio in the grocery store is as big as the cereal aisle, right? I add fresh berries/fruit, slivered almonds,cinnamon and a kiss of honey. Other proteins include cottage cheese (not my favorite) but always looking for a way to make it taste better. Ricotta cheese – I am always looking for suggestions hot to eat this without it stuffed in pasta with tomato sauce. Anyone?
And the easiest of them all, Shakeology or 1 and 1/2 scoops of protein powder of choice. 1 scoop of Shakeology is equal to 1 Red container. Most flavors average about 17 grams of protein.